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in restaurants and other businesses. the fda will review the c fbi petition. >>> an emotional day at vatican as pope benedict xvi celebrates his final public mass as holy father still ahead. >> we've got a cold rain in northwest, but reports of sleet and snow from culpeper to clarkbsurg, here's a look at radar and here's the area of rain, going to be a wet commute home. a little bit of snow now rolling into the mountain and i- 81 corridor. we'll let you know if you'll see any accumulation in the metro area. >> coming up after the break a woman kidnapped and held hostage tells her story of torment and recovery 20 years after her rescue. >>> has he volunteered anything about this? >> he has said a few things now. i know that he is having a very hard time sleeping soundly. he swings his arms and tosses and turns and he's cried out a few times. >> in an exclusive interview that aired right here on wusa9 this afternoon the mother of 6- year-old ethan gillman talked to dr. phil about how she survived a parent's worst nightmare. it was just two weeks ago that ethan was kidnapped from his alabama sc
needed." allen pizzey is in vatican city. >> reporter: flash photography is frowned upon in saint peter's basilica, but it was a sin worth committing today as the faithful crowded in to get a glimpse of the pope at his last public mass. benedict's frailty, which played a part in his decision to resign, was evident. but so too was the faith and sense of duty which made him take a job he said he never wanted. he said the mass was a good opportunity to thank everyone and ask for a special remembrance in prayer. he used his sermon to criticize recent infighting among priests at the vatican, saying the church's image had been hurt. the mood was bittersweet, tears wiped away discreetly. [ applause ] >> reporter: and a very unchurch-like standing ovation in the basilica where popes are both announced and buried. earlier in the day, in his weekly audience, benedict told a packed hall that he understood the gravity of his decision and asked the faithful to pray for the future pope. those closest to benedict said they are sad he is going but respect his d
out peter's ministry with the strength needed." alan pizzey is in vatican city. ♪ >> reporter: flash photography is frownd upon in st. peter's basilica but it was a sin worth committing today as the faithful crowded in to get a glimpse of the pope at his last public mass. benedict's frailty, which played a part in his decision to resign, was evident. but so, too, was the faith and sense of duty which made him take a job he said he never wanted. he said the mass was a good opportunity to thank everyone and ask for a special remembrance in prayer. he used his homily to criticize recent in-fighting among priests at the vatican, saying the church's image had been hurt. the mood was bittersweet. tears wiped away discreetly. ( applause ) and a very unchurch-like standing ovation in the basilica where popes are both announced and buried. earlier in the day at his weekly audience, benedict told a packed hole he understood the gravity of his decision and asked the faithful to pray for the future pope. those closest to benedict say they are sad he is going but respect his decision, acco
-new information from the vatican after the pope's stung -- the pope's stunning announcement. a little bit more on what went into his announcement and the role he will play from here. bill: 4,000 people are strand on this ship. we'll talk to the coast guard helping them get back to port. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. bill: three people are dead after a deadly shooting at a courthouse in delaware. according to investigators the gunman was the father of a man who had kidnapped his children in 2007. was in the middle of a bitter custody battle. there are were duds of people in the lobby at the time of the shooting. >> when i first heard it it was so fast, pop pop pop pop pop. >> i s
in the shooting death of a riverside police officer that brings the death penalty. >> the vatican is admitting pope benedict had a pacemaker for years and he underwent secret surgery throw months ago to replace the battery. the vatican says pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor. he appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gather for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues such as married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lot of the traditions and stands we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about women priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church, the laywomen and the nuns and sisters. >> the pope resigns february 28 and the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter, a month later. >> the white house confirms that president obama will talk about north korea's latest nuclear test in the state of the union address. right new, the united states security
. and the call for a new pope who represents a changing world. abc's david wright is at the vatican for us tonight. >> reporter: at the end of the month, he'll have to move out of the apostolic palace, the pope's official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant has stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. he won't have to walk far. today, the vatican revealed his retirement home is just behind st. peter's. a former nunnery with its own chapel and library. today, the vatican spokesman also disclosed new details about the pope's deteriorating health, revealing he has a pacemaker and he recently underwent surgery to replace the batteries. >> nothing sudden. but over the past few years, he certainly slowed down a bit. >> reporter: already, the focus is on choosing his successor. a process that's not at all like voting for president. >> you try to read god's mind. you say, lord, who do you want as pope? >> reporter: a black pope or an asian pope would make history. one possible candidate? cardinal peter turkson of ghana. >> the new pope has t
richard engel, and with us today veteran foreign correspondent keith miller, who covered the vatican for decades, and he joins us from miami. first to you, chris jansing. as you're hearing more details about the arrival or beginning of the conclave of cardinals, what are you expecting? who are the front runners? this does have sort of the feel of politics even if it is supposedly a spiritual event. >> yes. i mean, they say it's a political and excommunication is what happens if you are a cardinal and you leak anything that's going on inside the conclave. that's not to say that there isn't politics, that will aren't certain people that have their favorites. we did talk today to spokesman for the vatican, and they're working all these details up right now. exactly when this is going to happen, but they want to do it sooner rather than later after the pope stepdz down because what they don't want to happen is that runs into the easter season, so i think it's possible that the cardinals would all gather as soon as march 1st we know that the pope is stepping down on february 28th. as to w
in a couple of minutes. >>> want to get you to vatican city and pope benedict's farewell tour. he spoke in several languages in st. peter's square and he got to spanish and thanked the faithful in the wake of his decision, of course, to resign and asked for prayers for the next pope as well. this was a larger than usual crowd for the weekly prayer by the pope, because it's one of his last scheduled public appearances before he leaves the vatican at the end of the month so the day after he leaves the cardinal of colleges is expected to pick his successor and coming up at the half hour, we want to take a closer look at you with the intrigue and secrecy with the church as well as hollywood's obsession with the vatican. think about all the movies that come out about it. >> we are now hearing from jess jess jr.'s family just a day after his details of his plea bargain went public. jackson admitted to using campaign funds for personal expenses, such as a $43,000 watch and apparently some fur coats. his brother talked about jackson's health and how he's handling recent events. >> still under a
's heroes. i'm tamron hall. also following today's stunning news from the vatican. the pope making the extraordinary announcement becoming the first pope to make the move of abdication in 719 years. the pope made the surprise announcement in lat on the a meeting of cardinals this morning. prior to that, not even his spokesperson knew it was coming. the 85-year-old pontiff said the strength is not adequate to carrying out the duties and stepping down. the college of cardinals will meet immediately. the vatican says they hope the new pope will be in place by the beginning of holy week march 24th. just the past couple of hours, the white house issued a statement of the president saying we extend appreciation and prayers to his holiness. we warmly remember our meeting with the holy father in 2009 and i have appreciated our work together over these past last four years. nbc news rome bureau chief joins us live now. can't stress enough how it was such a surprise. i turned on the television to hear this news but what was the reaction there at the heart, the center of all of this news? >>
has resigned in six centuries, there's very little precedent for what will happen at the vatican, but there are a few hints. the papal spokesman announced that there'll be a new pope by easter. easter is the 31st of march, so the 118 members will have to get through that. the spokesman also said the college of cardinals will not convene while the pope is still? office. so that means the popes will not go into conclave before he steps down. the election process itself could be quite short. with jet travel it no longer takes weeks for cardinals to gather. in fact third quarter could arrive early in march. what will be missing is the period of mourning and reflection that takes place when a pope dies. it is still an open question whether the cardinals will immediately fwaer and go sbieng the conclave or take a few days to get into the mood for electing a pope. also unclear is whether without a mourning period there will be time in the schedule for the kwee yet and formal gathers of cardinals which have in the past have been a time when the men who decide the next pope can size up th
you to washington and wolf blitzer. >>> happening now, a vatican bombshell felt around the world. the pope resigns. life on high alert in southern california right now where there's a million dollar reward for the ex-police officer suspected of multiple murders. and stunning revelations about the death of osama bin laden from the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. who took him out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> all that coming up, but there's also developments happening right now in southern california. frayed nerves and a cold trail, as investigators search for the fired los angeles police officer christopher dorner who's declared war on the police, now wanted in the murders of three people. we're standing by for a news conference. the prosecutor is going to be giving us new information. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investig
in the vatican. >>> and a hero who confronted a killer and was shot more than a dozen times, helping the case on guns, share iing a story exclusively with cnn. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". >> the pentagon's top brass sounding alarm bells over automatic spending cuts now only weeks away. the defense budget will take a significant hit, $46 billion slashed, unless the president and the congress reach some sort of last minute deal. that could affect america's security and hundreds of thousands of jobs. let's go to the pentagon, our correspondent, chris lawrence, is standing by there. very worried over there at the pentagon, aren't they? >> reporter: are, wolf, and you're already starting to see some of the effects of the possible sequestration, the u.s. navy, cancelling the deployment of some other ships, cancelling some maintenance and pushing back some of the civilian contracts that they had signed. they say this is really just the tip of the iceberg, and down the road you could see a reduction in per
breaking news out of the vatican where it was announced moments ago that pope benedict xvi will resign, he will resign effective february 28 of this year. nbc's bureau chief located in rome joins us on the phone. what can you it tell us? >> reporter: good morning, matt. yes, it came as a shock, of course, for all of us and are for the billions of catholics around the world. i mean, i just got confirmation of that news from the senior adviser who said that he made that speech, the pope made the speech in latin this morning, during a relatively small event, for the cannonization in the reswrr region of the south. he said he just doesn't have the strength anymore. this came as a shock because the pope has a right to resign. nobody has before him he especiy that it comes off john paul ii a man who at 85 wasn't even able to walk and neither speak really, was mumbling towards the end of his life. and pope benedict saying i just don't have it anymore. i don't have the strength anymore to bear my mission to carry on the catholic church. >> claudio, is there concern or is there some speculation tha
at the vatican where tens of thousands have gathered to hear the pope's last message to his followers. >>> and by the way, the sky is falling. no, it has nothing to do with sequester. it's about actual things falling from the sky. just how many objects are on a potential collision course with the earth and why is one congressman say we're not prepared for that danger. and by the way, this actually does have to do with budget cuts and we'll tell you why. but first, a look ahead at today's politics planner. chuck hagel has been sworn in. that has already happened. he is now the secretary of defense. you're watching "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. where does goddess begin? it begins with your skin... revealed by venus for a confident glow the whole world will notice.
the vatican on the day the pope resigns for first time in 600 years? martha: has larger meaning. call me crazy. i think nothing happens by accident. that is a striking image, isn't it? it is a striking image and it could be a powerful image. "happening now" starts right now. bill and i will be back here tomorrow. >> brand new stories and breaking news. jon: north korea's nuclear move. a bomb test puts its one step closer to attaching a nuke to a missile aimed at u.s. mainland. reaction from the white house and around the world. the president is gearing up for his fourth state of the union address. what's in it? plus the republican's response from the parity's rising star. will he knock it out of the park? >>> new developments in the massive manhunt for the ex-cop wanted for murder. why police think he could have had help escaping and where chris dorner might have gone. it is all "happening now" jon: fallout from north north korea's test. arthel: i'm arthel neville in for jenna lee. after the north announced it successfully detonate ad nuclear bomb with quote, great explosive power, reportedly
. >>> we continue to keep an eye on the vatican this morning as pope benedict addresses the catholic faithful for the first time since news broke that he's stepping down. >>> also ahead, an alabama mother sharing for the first time what her son went through as he was held hostage for days. >>> the report blaming a sugary drink for the death of a woman. >>> we continue to watch the weather for you as well as we wait for another winter storm system to arrive. what you can expect throughout the day with weather and traffic on >>> i'm angie goff at the live desk. pope benedict xvi speaking for the first time after his announcement that he is stepping down as pope. this is what he told the crowd. he said he is resigning for the good of the church. he repeatedly said in italian that he didn't have the strength to continue. he said i did this in the full liberty for the good of the church. you're looking at live pictures right now as the general meeting gets under way. this is benedict's first appearance since he shocked the world in news that he will leave his position at the end of the mo
to the conclave. claudio lavanga is live in rome. the details from the vatican on the pope an the future and, claudio, as you well know, the cloud over the conclave and a u.s. cardinal to participate despite the growing outcry of thousands that he should not be there. >> reporter: yes, tamron. this is cardinal mahony of los angeles to participate in the conclave tweeted today he is already in rome with 55 or 54 other cardinals. well, he has taken another decision aside -- taken the same decision as cardinal o'brien of scotland that decided not to come to rome to draw too much media attention towards himself as he announced yesterday, well, he was also engulfed in a separate kind of scandal. what he was -- he was accused of improper behavior toward a number of priests when he was supervising them and a dark cloud hanging over the vatican and the conclave some stage, this stage will start sometime maybe next week. tamron? >> claudio, you have the belief or a sense at the vatican releasing the details of the pope to get the attention off of what you call the dark cloud? >> reporter: well, maybe
catch him off-guard. >> the pope retires today. he will get to keep his title sort of. the vatican releasing details. he will be referred to as pope am aritous and will live in a monastery, still white but it will be a more humble robe than he has now. he will have to give up the red prada custom shoes. >> bill: only the pope gets to wear the red shoes. the pope and dorothy. [ laughter ] >> a lot in common, i guess. >> actress anne hathaway apologized yesterday for the dress that she wore to the oscars last weekend but not for what everyone thought that she would apologize for. that her breasts were quite visible and became the talk of the night. rather in a statement to "people" magazine, she said while she was expecting to wear a valentino designed dress she switched at the last minute to a prada-designed dress. she was sorry to valentino who is a close friend of hers and anyone else bothered by her -- >> bill: she may as well not have had a dress on. >> she wore a prada dress. >> and the pope wears prada shoes. "the devil wears prada." >> bill: the devil wears thrift store. we f
and iran. a live look at pope benedict xvi holding a weekly audience at the vatican. this is the first public appearance since announcing he will resign at the end of the month. he will deliver his final ash wednesday mass. he told a crowd of thousands that he is resigning for the good of the church hope bened - pope benedict announced he was stepping down because of health concerns. passengers have reported that there is no running water few running toilets and limited access to food. president and ceo jerry cahill says that is simply not true. >> there is running water and a good number of bathrooms that do work. in a situation like this you are going to be sensitive to all hygiene procedures. we are going along with how we handle things and going along the situation on board. i can tell you there have not been any abnormal people who have reported to the infirmary. >> tug bows are pulling the ship to mobile alabama. it is expect to do arrive sometime tomorrow. carnival booked hotel room and flights to get passengers home from there as soon as possible. the ntsb is investigating what
. >>> good morning, you're looking at live pictures in the vatican where the pope is saying his final words. the manhunt for christopher dorner comes to a head. >>> president obama pushes for gun control and immigration reform. but will any of it pass? >>> plus, mardi gras ends as lent begins. senator mark yes rubio's water shed moment lights up the twittersphere and this year us atop dog. >>> we've got two major stories this morning. president obama is telling supporters he needs their help to make the changes he proposed in his state of the union address. first, the latest from california on what may be the fiery end to the huge manhunt for accused cop killer christopher dorner. nbc's tony shin is in san bernardino with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. first of all, i want to show you something. take a look behind me. this is highway 38. there are chp officers blocking this road. they've been blocking this road for hours. we are about six miles away from that cabin where investigators found those human remains. this is where investigators say christopher do
. the italian government signed a treaty that established vatican city as a sovereign independent state. for centuries, the pope pretty much ran the show in italy, the unification of italy's boot in the 1870s stripped the pain peace of much paps. because of that popes at the time offer consider themselves prisoners in the vatican. enter the latterman accord pope pyes the 12th and mussolini acting on behalf of king luther iii. the vatican returned the favor and formally recognized italy and rome made a deal with the pope 84 years ago today, wouldn't you know it? and that's this fox report for this monday, i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith tonight. shep is back tomorrow. live in rome starting at 3:00 eastern. noon on the west coast. see you tomorrow morning. the factor starts next. >> bill: o'reilly factor son. tonight. >> bill o'reilly obviously spoken, i thought he would come back the next night and correct the record. >> bill: not true. i didn't misspeak at awesome why are telling the truth about hypocrisy on the far left regarding the killer drone situation. does the left fear this
. he said he is step down february 28 for the "good of the church." the vatican confirm tonight the pope's reign will be destroyed. >> and on jimmy kimmel, actor james falco who got a chance to kiss jessica albo. through the glass. >> one, two, three. >> playing lard to get. >> give me your check. >> he pulled a fast one. >> jimmy kimmel and fold by abc7 news at 11 and then "nightline." >> that was not romantic. still ahead, a new first the scene westminster dog show and how this guy beat the odds to take i >> coming up at 3, katie goes country, with reba mcentire and chris young. and red light camera tonight underfire for accuracy and now the corruption scandal that will lead ticket holders seeing red all over again. on abc7 at 5:00, the bay bridge party that driving commuter tonight pad. we will toll you how of the bill they are footing. >> guess who is top dog? banana joe. the five-year-old affenpinscher was crowned "best in show" in new york last night. why not? he is the first affenpinscher to take top honor tonight known for monkey like facial feature tonight. what do you
of the church." the vatican confirm tonight the pope's reign will be destroyed. >> and on jimmy kimmel, actor james falco who got a chance to kiss jessica albo. through the glass. >> one, two, three. >> playing lard to get. >> give me your check. >> he pulled a fast one. >> jimmy kimmel and fold by abc7 news at 11 and then "nightline." >> that was not romantic. still ahead, a new first the scene westminster dog show and how this guy beat the odds to take in before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if
>>> right now at 5:00, tens of thousands have gathered at the vatican to see one of pope benedict's last public appear ens before he steps down. we'll have bay area reaction as well. >>> also san francisco police are asking for the public's help in finding this man who is suspected in a couple of mission district attacks. >>> and a historic day in racing as danica patrick breaks down a longstanding barrier. we'll show you, next. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. less than two weeks before pope benedict steps down, a massive crowd gathered to hear what could be one of his last public prayers. 50,000 people came to st. peter's square, doubled last week's crowd. >> reporter: in rome where there is no shortage of must-see attractions, suddenly elderly pope benedict is number one on everyone's list. today he delivered his weekly prayer from his balcony just as he has for nearly eight years, but this crowd was worthy of a rock star. iz exit from his last public mass on ash wednesday turned churchgoers into paparazzi. the hottest ticket
. >>> a huge turnout at the vatican today as pope benedict blessed the faithful overlooking st. peter's square. cardinals will vote for a successor. now we may see white smoke rising from the sistine chapel earlier than expected. >> reporter: alex, 50,000 people came to hear the pope. double the size from last week. this is the first pope in modern history to resign the post. he spoke in six languages and thanking them for prayers and support and adding in his german, that these were difficult days. the crowd in turn responded with respect and affection. in rome, where there is no shortage of must-see attractions, suddenly pope benedict is the main stay. this crowd was worthy of a rock star. his exit from his last public mass on ash wednesday turned churchgoers into paparazzi. the season of lent is now a celebration of the 85-year-old pontiff. the hottest ticket in town benedict's final audience on february 27th, the day before he steps down. 35,000 people have already requested free tickets says the vatican. but this extraordinary step creates an extraordinary problem. the church will have tw
the vatican is doing. you tell me if this is right or wrong. okay, take a look. >> pope benedict is stepping down. and the roman catholic church needs a new spiritual leader. could it be you? announcing mountain dew's pope to win contest. >> hey mom, i won. >> plus other great prizes. >> that explains a couple of things around this part. good morning to you. i'm peter alexander. this is "way too early." the show is officially looking at wintertime share of florida. a win ster storm warning over the middle part of the country ready to drop up to 10 inches of snow on kansas city for one, this is all moving east, it's possibly going to impact another 18 states. 30 million americans over these next few days. bill karins, our friend, keeping track of it all. >>> also, a new poll out this morning shows the president enjoying a pretty significant lead over the republicans in congress over many of the key issues of the day among them gun control, imdprags reform and the deficit. >>> but we want to begin, again, today in south africa, you're looking live now at the courthouse, this is where there are
the church. nbc's chris jansing is inside the vatican where the audience with the pope is about to get under way. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, to you, mara. in half an hour, we will get the first viewing of pope benedict since he made that shocking decision to step down. this is an audience. and it is the first of what will be several appearances before his last day as pope which is february 28th. later today because it's ash wednesday he will be saying mass. normally, it's held in a very small church near here but it's been moved to st. peter because of the expected demand for attendance. and then on sunday, he will come out on the balcony which is the traditional sunday, and after that there are expected to be very few appearances by pope benedict, as you know, made the decision because he's becoming increasingly frail over the past several years and months to step down. so we'll be looking in the knicks half hour to see how he seems to be doing, how his health is. and again, getting one of the final glimpses of him as pope. mara. >> chris jansing, thank you for that rep
is ash wednesday and the pope is peeking -- spending from the -- speaking from the vatican. we will look live and this is the situation as you can see. large crowds heading to the ash wednesday mass at st. peters basilica. they had to move things around a little bit to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people. the pope was supposed to leave a traditional service in that small church in rome but the venue changed after the retirement announcement because this might likely be his last mass. new venue allows more worshipers to bid farewell to the outgoing pope. we are being told that he is speaking to them right now and did address the fact he is stepping down saying it's what is best for the church. >>> if you want to take part in ash wednesday and receiving the ashes but don't have time too -- time to go to church, you can get the ashes on the go. 7 episcopal churches are offering that service today. they will be at a number of locations including starbucks on roland avenue in north baltimore and if a few light rail stops. we will post a list of the places at our website. >>> there
appearances until next sunday. the vatican hasn't announced the start date but might start sooner than march 15th. republican florida senator marco rubio is selling water. >> his water bottle gaff has gone viral and he is capitolizing on the moment. he's raised more than $100,000 for the reclaim america political action committee. the water bottles have rubio's name printed on the side. >>> facebook made about $1.1 billion in profits in the u.s. last year. didn't pay a dime in taxes. the company is getting a refund. $429 million worth. all thanks to one tax deduction for executive stock options. gets to make deductions when employees make deductions. president obama trying to get rid of tax loopholes. >>> smaller portions and more fruits and vegetables. not popular with kids or adults. why healthy school lunches are getting resistance. a new bill raises awareness forehead injuries in high schools. >> ♪ >> the harlem shake has made it to the oval office. our presidential joined in. >>> the rules addressing youth concussions will advance to the virginia general assembly. the house subcommitt
since announcing his resignation. a live look at vatican city. the pope made his address there about an hour ago. you can still see huge crowds of people gathered at st. peter's square. an ecstatic kraut greeted the pope. he told them he's aware of the gravity of his decision but prayer and christ will help guide the church. the pope will celebrate ash wednesday mass later today at st. peter's basilica. the pope's last address will likely be february 27th. one day before he steps down. >>> as christians around the world mark ash wednesday, one virginia church hopes to reach people who can't make it to church. there will be ashes to go at the clarn ton and virginia square metro stations during the morning and evening commutes today. >>> a disabled carnival cruise ship could arrive in alabama as early as tonight after catching fire and losing power over the weekend. tugboats are slowly pulling the boat from southern mexico back to the state. passengers report increasingly unsanitary conditions, including sewage down the walls and floors. the company ceo says carnival is using the full
at the vatican while thousands of people gathered at st. peteers square. this is the pope's second to last sunday before retirement. the pope announced last week he is stepping down by the end of the month. anne thompson with more ont that. >> reporter: more than 50,000 people came to hear the pope. that is double the size of last week's crowd. he spoke to them in six different languages thanking them for their prayers and support and added in his native german that these were difficult days and the crowd in turn responded with respect and affection. in rome where there is no shortage of must-see attractions suddenly elderly pope benedict is number one on everyone's list. today he delivered his weekly prayer from his balcony just as he has for nearly eight years but this crowd was worthy of a rock star. his exit on ash wednesday turned church goers into paparazzi. the solemn season of lent in vatican city is now a celebration of the 85-year-old pontiff. the hottest ticket in town, benedict's final audience on february 27th, the day before he steps down. 35,000 people have already requested free t
resignation. joining me is our senior vatican analyst john allen. good morning, john. >> reporter: carol, good to be with us. >> so the replacement of the pope's pacemaker had nothing to do with his resignation? kind of hard to believe. >> reporter: nothing may be overselling it. there was no indication the pope was having eminent heart problems but obviously he himself had suggested that his age and diminishing strength and concerns about his long-term health were in the mix year, and his heart problems undoubtedly part of that. friends who worked with then cardinal joseph ratzinger in the vatican knew that but prior to that no one knew. popes don't face the same pressure to reveal medical records ads presidents or presidential candidates and i would suggest that today's revelation may well add some pressure that some cardinals are already feeling to be more concerned about potential health problems of men that may be considering to succeed benedict xvi. >> john allen reporting live from the vatican. >>> today in chicago two gang members are due in court charged with the murder that has becom
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